Among Triple Crown winners, American Pharoah was faster than legendary horses such as Seattle Slew, War Admiral and Citation. He was even a nose or so quicker than the previous Triple Crown winner, Affirmed in 1978.
But Secretariat? No chance. In 1973 (above in the home stretch of the Belmont), there’s reason to believe Big Red would have beaten American Pharoah by twice the distance that Pharoah beat Saturday’s runner-up, Frosted.
Watch the comparison: